DOH: PH not seeing peak of COVID-19 cases yet, Metro Manila experiencing Omicron community transmission

15/01/2022 10:40:00 AM

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There is no sign yet that the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID) cases will peak in the coming days, while there is already a community transmission of Omicron variant in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday, Jan. 15. READ:

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Analou de Vera A police officer checks the vaccination cards of passengers at a jeepney stop in Divisoria, Manila on Jan.Jan.SC dismisses case vs ex-SBMA exec after nearly 10 years According to David, the daily growth rate is “the percentage increase in cases from the previous day, using the 7-day average” of new cases.Analou de Vera (Mark Balmores / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) There is no need yet to raise the alert level status in Metro Manila as the healthcare utilization in the area remains manageable, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said.

14, 2022 in line with the implementation of the Department of Transportation’s “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy in the capital region while under the more stringent Alert Level 3.(Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN) There is no sign yet that the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID) cases will peak in the coming days, while there is already a community transmission of Omicron variant in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday, Jan.In a memorandum, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed all heads of offices, services and bureaus, including the NCR regional office to resume work on Jan.15.22 as of January 11, according to the OCTA Research fellow.“We are not seeing the peak of cases yet,” said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in a public briefing.” ADVERTISEMENT According to Bello the number of infected officials and staff increased to 128 as of Thursday, or about 21 percent of DOLE’s central office personnel of around 600.“Nakikita ho natin na maari pang mag doble ang numero ng active cases natin (We see that the number of our active cases can even double),” she added.“Hindi pa, kaya pa ho (There’s no need yet [to escalate].

As of this writing, there are 265,509 active cases nationwide.FEATURED STORIES NEWSINFO.Metro Manila currently has 147,459 active cases of COVID-19, including 17,081 additional infections recorded on Friday.On Friday, the Philippines registered its highest-single day tally of cases so far at 37,207.However, Vergeire said it is possible that the peak may happen by the end of this month or second week of February.In Metro Manila, the DOH official said that the spread of the Omicron variant is now evident.“Dito sa (Here in the) National Capital Region, we are seeing community transmission nitong (of the) Omicron variant,” she said.So, it remains very manageable at this time),” he said.

The average daily number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila is at 17,124, said Vergeire.“The National Capital Region now has 149,000 active cases.Nakikita natin base sa mga projections po ng eksperto…patuloy pong tataas ang ating mga kaso (Based on the projections of our experts… cases will continue to increase),” she said.Other regions COVID-19 cases in regions outside Metro Manila are also increasing, said Vergeire.Vergeire specifically said that the regions with an ongoing spike in cases are: Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Bicol Region.May mga areas talaga like San Juan, Taguig, Quezon City at saka Marikina ito iyong mga areas na medyo mataas na sa high risk position, mga 71 percent na sila (In Metro Manila, although the average healthcare utilization is at 60 percent, there are areas like San Juan, Taguig, Quezon City, and Marikina—they are relatively under the high risk position as their healthcare utilization is at 71 percent),” he said.

“Halos lahat po talaga ay may pagtaas sa ngayon ng kanilang two-week growth rate and average daily attack rate.Lahat ng ating regions sa country ay may high risk classification (Almost all regions have an increase in their two-week growth rate and average daily attack rate.All our regions in the country have a high risk classification),” she said.Still seeing clear picture Despite this, the DOH official assured the public that they are still seeing the clear picture of the country’ COVID-19 situation.“We are still guided by the numbers that we get from our laboratories–those testing positive,” said Vergeire.So, gradually itinataas din namin ang number of isolation and facilities para ho sa mga health care workers at saka sa general public (The utilization rate of TTMFs is almost at 78 percent already.

“We are still seeing the true picture, we are still at par doon sa ating nakikita base sa (with what we see based on) laboratory results.But of course yung ating caveat ngayon yung (our caveat now are) those who are using antigen tests or maybe they are not opting to get tested because they just isolate themselves,” she added..

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